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Oct 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
will accept this. that is something we hope to hear within the next hour. jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the roads are clogged tonight as everyone heads home for the weekend. sal castaneda following the traffic impact of the b.a.r.t. strike. >> good afternoon. right now we have very slow traffic leaving san francisco. it is backed up on 101. yes, it is busier than it would be on a normal friday. sometimes on fridays we see let up, right now we are not seeing that. mcather maze traffic is slow. people who are using the bay bridge are not normal bay bridge drivers and there is a back up in the cash lanes but the fast track lanes are moving okay. highway 24 eastbound, we -- traffic is slow there and on north bound 680. back to the desk. >> thank you. ktvu's tom vacar with a closer look at the work rules in question and maybe sled light on the -- shed light on the letter. >> reporter: i can guarantee you that b.a.r.t. will treat this letter the same way it treated the letter yesterday, thanks but no thanks. what has been on the table has been there all the time. there is no surpri
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Oct 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
-- commuters is growing with word of the strike. ktvu's paul chambers is live with all the stress this is causing for so many. >> reporter: i spent a day with bart riders who are tired of being held hostage. they are stressed out about the potential strike and they will be on pins and needles waiting on the decision. >> two hours sleep from the stress. >> i will have to ride my bike. this is what i rely on. >> scary. it is hard. people my age with no cars and that is what we depend on. how do we make money? >> reporter: we are in the heart of rush hour so we will talk to people about how they feel about the potential strike and what they plan to do if bart goes on strike, live, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now. if a strike happens bart will charter 200 buses from 9 locations. we highlighted here for you. they would drop off passengers near the transbay terminal from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and they would leave from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. other agencies plan to pitch in if there is a strike. there is a threat of a a.c. transit strike as well thursday morning but if th
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Oct 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> stopped in their traction. b.a.r.t. unions made good on their threats to strikes. at this point we are awaiting an anounment. but now for the latest -- announcement. but for now the latest, the sticking point are work rules that would change what employees can and cannot due. commuters across the bay had to seek out other options, ferries, buses and carpools. ktvu's david stevenson and tom vacar following the commuter frustration and the negotiations. but let's begin with ktvu's sal castaneda monitoring the impact on bay area roads. >> reporter: i tell you what, today's traffic impact from the bart strike isn't as severe as july because it is a friday or more people were prepared, they knew what to expect after the strike a few months ago. first street, i want to show you the traffic is -- i think we have news chopper 2 showing the line getting up to the top of the hill where people get on to the bay bridge. last time this was one of the biggest commutes and today is no different. all of the south of market is very slow. this is a look at north bound 101 i
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Oct 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
close at hand. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >> commuters brave crowded buses, ferries and freeways today. tracking the hot spots tonight for your commuter. sal castaneda is in the traffic center. >> reporter: good afternoon. we are still looking at a lot of slow traffic trying to get out of san francisco. but all over the east bay. the afternoon rush started earlier this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. or so. i want to show you pictures we have. north bound 101 heavy, backed up from 280 and a couple tweets about san francisco surface streets are very slow. first street to the bay area for example. let's take a look at what we have with the map system. i want to show you the red lines here. eastbound 24, still very heavy. north bound 680 as well. looking at the east bay freeways. the east shore doesn't look as bad as last time. interstate 880 south on your left, that will be slow town towards heyward. just to say it is still very heavy leaving the city. back to you. >> it is. we saw the pictures it is tough getting out of san francisco. ktvu's david stevenson has been monitoring the
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Oct 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
with ktvu's ken pritchett. the union now says there are only two issues that still need to be settled in the negotiations. ken? >> reporter: both b.a.r.t. and the unions have expressed optimism or hopes that a deal might be done today. we are still waiting on that and we have seen no negotiations here at the headquarters where the negotiations have been taking place although b.a.r.t. expected a mediator to range such a meeting. all that said progress has been made today. late this afternoon the union representing a majority of b.a.r.t. workers said two issues remained, that is narrowed down from five before the week. the union and b.a.r.t. have been talking and both sides say work place issues separate the two sides from a deal. b.a.r.t. says it expected a mediator would have gotten both sides -- they expect both sides will get together to have meetings. the union said that b.a.r.t. should be -- when it comes to the meetings, more engaged in the negotiations. >> there is no reason when we were here all day yesterday from noon to 2:00 a.m. and vin here in the -- been here since this mo
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Oct 14, 2013 6:00pm PDT
fure options for commuters thursday. if both go on strike we could be faced with a mess. ktvu's tom vacar is live where union leaders gave a grim update. >> reporter: i am going to update you on everything. bart came out and drew a deep, deep line in the sand and the unions immediately responded all but declaring a strike for midnight tonight. they are claiming bart's management has been bad faith, surprised them, done everything to do something to them that is negative. they can go on strike in 72 hours but it would be subject to the governor calling a 60 day cooling off period which is almost certainly what would happen if bart goes on strike. to bart, it is a big mess. here is what both sides had to say. >> we feel we have reached the limit. financially of what we are prepared to offer. to settle this. >> the strike notice we issued and the disruption in service lay squarely at the feet of bart management and the district. >> time for the union leadership to let us know, let the people know whether they will take on offer to their membership. >> if you want to blame a strike on s
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Oct 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
likely late into the night. reporting live in oakland, ktvu channel 2 news >> the the uncertainty of the situation is taking its toll. >> it is stress full because we don't know up to midnight if they're going to run or not so we have to stay awake and we have to wake up early in the morning. >> come on now, this should be taken care of a long time ago, you know, i don't know what to say, it is appalling. >> stay with ktvu for the latest on bart and we'll have the live update on the 10:00 news and tomorrow morning our coverage begins at 4 a.m. and we'll post development on facebook and twitter and on www.ktvu.com. >>> there is a possibility of an ac transit strike. the agency petition the governor today for a 60 day cooling off period. neither leaders were ratified. >> we handed out two agreements and both of them recommended by the unions leaderships and both times have been rejected and now we are wondering what we will hear from the union next. >> both sides say they're ready to restart negotiations but there is no remeeting scheduled. >>> continuing coverage of the government shutdow
FOX
Oct 23, 2013 4:00pm PDT
shot and killed. the superintendent of his school district told ktvu one of lopez's former teachers described him today as well- rounded, a good student. he had no behavior issues and was well liked at school and on his basketball team. again, to recap, two deputies first responded, one deputy opened fire, killing 13-year- old andy lopez. live tonight here in santa rosa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the sheriff released a statement, quote, i can't imagine the grief this family is going through. this is a tragedy on many levels for the terrible loss of andy lopez, his family, the family's loved ones, friends, our community and members of the sheriff's office. >>> a busy section of bart tracks was shut down today as investigators re-enacted the accident that killed two bart workers. we're in walnut creek with more on the re-enactment and what it could tell investigators. >> reporter: investigators wrapped up their work here 45 minutes ago. we have seen passenger trains running on this section of track again. but as one expert explained to us, doing a re-enactment means investigators tried
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Oct 17, 2013 12:00pm PDT
area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> good afternoon, i am tori campbell, a raging apartment fire in redwood city is now contained but the investigation has just begun. we have team coverage, ktvu's paul chambers talked to people who took extreme measures to escape the fire but we begin with janine de la vega who joins us live from the scene, good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, they have been in and out, doing overhaul in the past few hours making sure hot spots are out. you can see this 4th floor is completely burned and gutted inside, earlier today there were incredible flames. >>> from chopper two it looked like an inferno as flames shot up in the air from the apartments. >> something like out of a movie, smoke coming down, coming so fast and so thick. it was just like something out of a movie. >> as the flamed raged people inside tried to get out and at the same time firefighters were rushing in trying to extinguish it and make sure every 1 was safe. >> when they first arrived they encountered significant fire on that floor not to men
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Oct 22, 2013 10:00pm PDT
running again and the strike is over. but the tentative agreement still isn't a done deal. ktvu's jana katsuyama is in oakland with a look at what lies ahead and what still needs to happen, jana. >> reporter: julie, the unions tell me that the earliest they can get this tentative deal into their members hands is thursday. and today they were back with b.a.r.t. meeting to iron out the final details. >> as trains rolled by on the evening commute, riders felt a sense of relief. >> it felt like things are back to normal. >> reporter: but some people still worry something might derail b.a.r.t. and the union's tentative agreement. >> it's scary, because what if they start disagreeing again. >> reporter: to seal the deal, union members bust approve it by a simple majority and then b.a.r.t.'s board of directors will need at least five votes. they were under intention pressure from lawmakers to end the strike. it includes a 4% pension contribution and an annual $144 a month in health care contribution. >> this helps us to deliver the b.a.r.t. service for the future. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. made o
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Oct 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the strike is over but service is not yet fully restored. the system has a dozen fewer extra trains running tonight than they would have in a normal rush hour. ktvu john joins us live from san francisco and reports that after this second strike, the dollar signs are adding up for everyone affected. john. >> ken, this is one place where the bart strike is still afktsing drivers. all the added traffic today is slowing down the evening commute here at first and harrison, but transit agencies also lost money. >> san francisco's muni pickup much of the slack in this year's bart strikes. >> if there was never another bart strike, i'd be a happy guy. >> inside muni headquarters, the city's director of transportation said even though the bart strieks caused ridership to strike, they cost the city nearly a million dollars. >> this did not generate money for our agency. this was a big financial hit for us. we don't benefit. frankly, we're not doing much parking enforcement. we're not doing fair enforcement because we have all hands on deck directed to try
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Oct 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
very much. not running at this time . ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty is live with these newest developments. >> reporter: very very frustrating morning as you can imagine. all these folks came here. thought they were going to be jumping on a train and told to leave the platform. we did receive an email indicating they are trying to bring staffing levels up to par. the web site has not been updated. be aware of that. you can see the gates, once again, are closed. the system obviously huge system wide glitch. a lot of questions from bart riders and frustration. >> don't have enough train operators. i don't know what's going on. i got the pop up saying we're closed. >> the gates opened after 4:00 this morning but no trains as of now. the bus shuttle service will fire up in about a half an hour. do not know what time service will be restored for the trains. it is supposed to be limited with trains running at full capacity this afternoon. we did speak to one man before he learned about the problem. >> how much earlier were you having to wait up to figure how you'd get to work? >> at
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Oct 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
running again and the strike is over. but the tentative agreement still isn't a done deal. ktvu's jana katsuyama is in oakland with a look at what lies ahead and what still needs to happen, jana. >> reporter: julie, the unions tell me that the earliest they can get this tentative deal into their members hands is thursday. and today they were back with b.a.r.t. meeting to iron out the final details. >> as trains rolled by on the evening commute, riders felt a sense of relief. >> it felt like things are back to normal. >> reporter: but some people still worry something might derail b.a.r.t. and the union's tentative agreement. >> it's scary, because what if they start disagreeing again. >> reporter: to seal the deal, union members bust approve it by a simple majority and then b.a.r.t.'s board of directors will need at least five votes. they were under intention pressure from lawmakers to end the strike. it includes a 4% pension contribution and an annual $144 a month in health care contribution. >> this helps us to deliver the b.a.r.t. service for the future. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. made o
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Oct 21, 2013 10:00pm PDT
several hours, sources have been telling ktvu news, that b.a.r.t. and its unions are close, very close to ending the strike. within an hour, a tweet says at the metropolitan transmission where the announcement of a settlement is shortly. jana katsuyama has been talking it to her sources. what can you tell us? >> reporter: frank, just in the past minute, you can see behind me, the mayor is here. members of the seiu and atu have come down from the 3rd floor where they have been meeting tonight, and it has been a waiting game. about 7:00, the mayor came out, and as you mentioned, she put out the tweet. at 7:00 she said there was going to be an announcement shortly. i'm hearing from some of my sources upstairs there was some sort of agreement that the unions signed. you can see here the crowd, there is the mayor in the middle, and then we have members of the union, and behind in the lobby, just behind this group, i'm seeing more people coming in. members of b.a.r. t. management team and negotiation team have been here since early in the evening. all of this has been happening with th
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Oct 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
several hours, sources have been telling ktvu news, that b.a.r.t. and its unions are close, very close to ending the strike. within an hour, a tweet says at the metropolitan transmission where the announcement of a settlement is shortly. jana katsuyama has been talking it to her sources. what can you tell us? >> reporter: frank, just in the past minute, you can see behind me, the mayor is here. members of the seiu and atu have come down from the 3rd floor where they have been meeting tonight, and it has been a waiting game. about 7:00, the mayor came out, and as you mentioned, she put out the tweet. at 7:00 she said there was going to be an announcement shortly. i'm hearing from some of my sources upstairs there was some sort of agreement that the unions signed. you can see here the crowd, there is the mayor in the middle, and then we have members of the union, and behind in the lobby, just behind this group, i'm seeing more people coming in. members of b.a.r. t. management team and negotiation team have been here since early in the evening. all of this has been happening with th
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Oct 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> good afternoon, everybody, i am brian flores in for tori campbell, bart workers are on strike leaving communitiers scrambling to find alternative transportation, we want to take you live to the bart station where as you can see they are rallied to gather and picket. this is the scene as they lined up at ferries and waited to load there and took their chances driving to work, we have latest developments, tom vacar the developments but begin with david where they struggled to get into the city today. >> reporter: good afternoon, some of the most visible signs were here at the intersection of howard and fremont streets. parking and traffic control officers told us this traffic tie up at the bay bridge fremont exit should have been gone by 9:00 butly 11:30 they were still coming as they struggled to make their way in. >> it was an inconvenience because i had to leave at 6:30 and it used to take me 25 minutes and has taken me an hour. >> casual carpoolers saw more drivers willing to offer up a right but. >> traffic was horrible, horrible, all th
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Oct 17, 2013 4:30am PDT
police have not addressed their concerns. it's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> marathon bart negotiations continuing once again. they met throughout the night once again. another late night announcement that there will not be a bart strike today. sounds like a replay. we are looking live. we are outside the building. the caltrans headquarters building in oakland where those talks are still going on right now and we're going to have an update on what's happening in just a moment. but thank you for waking up with us. it's thursday, october 17. i am pam cook. >> friday eve. >> that's right. good morning everybody. i am brian flores. we will return to the bart talks in a moment. first we begin with traffic and weather. steve paulsen here. >> did you make it to the beach? >> i didn't make it to the beach. i wanted to. >> i was in the produce section thinking, i thought you and steve were going to santa cruz. >> of course. we do have clear skies. a little fog out there but it's not on the coast yet. it's just kind of lurking out there. i don't think it's going to do too much.
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Oct 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
openings and the thieves did it while the people were still at home. ktvu's rob roth live in wood side where he talked to one of the victims, rob. >> reporter: two of the burglaries have been here, the others a few blocks away. but the troubling part is in all three cases the victims were home at the time. >> we were sitting in the house, and apparently they just came right town the driveway. >> reporter: emerson shawn showed us what happened in his home. someone pulled the garage opener from his car. >> we were silly and didn't lock it. >> reporter: then it was a straight shot through that door into his kitchen. he says his wife's purses, wallet and jewelry were gone. and while all of this was going on, they were in a different part of the house. he says the dogs everyone began barking. and not only did they suspect anything but the barks did not scare the burglars. >> someone has the stones to come into a house with the dogs going nuts and they can hear it in another room watching television. >> reporter: the sheriff's department says in all of the three burglaries that happened in t
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Oct 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT
oakland, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, claudine. >>> the ups and downs of the b.a.r.t. negotiations have left many commuters frustrated. some people are getting up early and losing sleep to find out if b.a.r.t. is running or if they are lucky finding out the night before. >> last night when i was coming home on the b.a.r.t., at around 11:00, the conductor had said b.a.r.t. was gonna be running this morning so that's how i knew. >> my work starts at 7:30. so figuring out if i need to drive to work or not. i'm not sure. surprise surprise. >> since last thursday, riders have been watching for the midnight deadline to see if b.a.r.t. workers will walk off the job. some are fed up. they say ridership is down by the thousands. on tuesday october 8th, b.a.r.t. had 405,000. yesterday rider shop was about 378,000. that's 2 -- ridership was 378,000. >>> there's also a threat of a strike from a.c. transit. board members will meet behind closed doors at 4:00 this afternoon to discuss what's next. a 72-hour strike notice from the union expires at midnight tonight. a.
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Oct 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
francisco, david stephenson ktvu channel 2 news. >>> continuing coverage now, bart trains are running again, and this evening commute is proving much smoother than the morning commute. bart promised lechlted service at 4:00 a.m. but stations didn't open till almost 6:00 a.m.. at this hour, bart tells us service is now fully restored, and all the scheduled trains for the evening commute are running. as the system works to get back to normal, the ntsb is updating us on that deadly bart accident that killed two workers over the weekend. ktvu's ally rasmus is live in walnut creek. here's the ntsb briefing underway. >> i also have with me again on this team. mr. hickston works from indiana, and gorgetta gregory is our division choef out of washington, as well. this is my third and will be my last press briefing while on scene. once again, on behalf of the ntsb as an agency and myself and my team, we express our sincere condolences to the families, coworkers and friends of the deceased in this accident. last evening, ntsb investigators held another progress meeting to report and dis
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Oct 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
, ktvu channel 2 news. >> stay with us here at ktvu news. we are going to stay outside those bart talks until we get some sort of update, whenever that might be. you can also get updates any time of day online ktvu.com, twitter, and facebook. >>> a strike by ac transit workers has been averted. the governor postponed it yesterday with a seven-day delay and appointed a board to investigate the dispute. the board could recommend a 60-day cooling off period. >> since that point we have not gotten word from the union as to what exactly was wrong with that contract or what more they want. >> we want a negotiated contract that gives us a raise that after medical payments is a real raise. >> now, ac transit says without concessions from the workers it will have to raise fares. there was a negotiation session last night, but no new talks are scheduled. >>> time now 6:07. a stabbing outside a bar happened at 2:00 this morning in front of a bar on 26th and mission streets. police say a fight between one man and five others led to the stabbing. the man was taken to the hospital with non-life
KICU
Oct 14, 2013 7:00pm PDT
another day so all eyes are on midnight. reporting live in oakland, ktvu channel 2 news. >> bart riders are left in limbo wondering if a change will be on for tomorrow. employees feel like they caught in the middle and have no place to turn. >> reporter: we talked to some people say they have no idea how they'll get around if bart does shut down. >> bart trains are running but for how long >> i only had two hours of sleep night from the stress of trying to stay up until midnight. >> that may happen again tonight. >> i think it is just an in convenient and it is so important that the community has that access to public transportation because we depended on it for so long. >> if bart strikes it will be deja vu for many. and although she feels bart workers deserve what they're asking for, it should not be at her or any one else's expense. >> it is hard and people at my age with no cars and that's what we depend on and how are we going to make my money if we cannot make it to work. >> i have to ride my bike if i have no transportation. >> because for some bart trains are their only mean of
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Oct 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
san francisco, deborah villalon, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now, caltrans says it saw traffic delays increase by about 30% during the morning commute. interstate80 in alameda and contra costa was the worse with a 50% in san francisco. 6,000 riders were on the mission street corridor and ac transit told us it made 22 additional trips across the bay this morning and its buses were standing room only. the transportation management center where traffic is monitored tells us today's traffic got heavier earlier than usual and it expects monday to be even worse. caltrans said to make sure traffic moved as smoothly as possible it had extra tow trucks on stand by all toll booths were staffed and the car pool lane hours ran all day from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ktvu.com has tools to help you get around next weekend and through the week. you'll find transit schedules and more right on the front page. >>> new developments tonight in the case of a woman who was found dead in the stairwell of a hospital in san francisco. ktvu has learned that the family of 57-year-old lin spalden has
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Oct 18, 2013 10:00pm PDT
san francisco, deborah villalon, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now, caltrans says it saw traffic delays increase by about 30% during the morning commute. interstate80 in alameda and contra costa was the worse with a 50% in san francisco. 6,000 riders were on the mission street corridor and ac transit told us it made 22 additional trips across the bay this morning and its buses were standing room only. the transportation management center where traffic is monitored tells us today's traffic got heavier earlier than usual and it expects monday to be even worse. caltrans said to make sure traffic moved as smoothly as possible it had extra tow trucks on stand by all toll booths were staffed and the car pool lane hours ran all day from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ktvu.com has tools to help you get around next weekend and through the week. you'll find transit schedules and more right on the front page. >>> new developments tonight in the case of a woman who was found dead in the stairwell of a hospital in san francisco. ktvu has learned that the family of 57-year-old lin spalden has
KICU
Oct 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
wondered if another strike would come, now they're wondering how long it will last. christien kafton, ktvu news. >>> it's been 3-1/2 months since the last b.a.r.t. strike. trains idled at the b.a.r.t. yard for more than four days. workers decided to drive to work causing huge back ups. according to the chamber of commerce, that four day strike cost the regional economy more than $200 million in lost productivity. and extra delays put 1,600 pounds of carbon dioxide in the air every day. >>> we're told five and 15 buses will run from each of the five east bay locations. the service is from 5:00 to 9:00 in the morning. the buses will drop off passengers in san francisco. return trips will leave between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. if the strike goes into the weekend, b.a.r.t. says it plans to run three buses to and from each of the same locations in the morning and evening. >>> ac transit will not be on strike after governor brown ordered a board. ferries will also expected to be packed with commuters tomorrow. they will operate 12 boats instead of the usual eight. that means it can ferry 12,000 passen
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Oct 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
. what the leaders are debating. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning thinks. >>> good morning, to you. these are live pictures. this is outside the fremont bart station. people are lined up waiting for a charter bus. good morning. welcome to a brand new day. it is monday, october 21st i'm dave clark. >> and good morning, i'm maureen naylor in for pam cook. we want to get a quick look at weather and traffic. any changes? >> no. very, very quiet. fog or sun. cool to mild to warm. some of that fog is very thick. san francisco had a good run last week. not this week. it will be more into the 60s. high pressure wins out. there is a quiet pattern. fog, sun, cool coast warm inland. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. you know there are no bart trains today. the traffic will be busier today. it will be busier in my opinion than it would be on friday. let's go and look at some of the pictures. bay bridge for example is already filled in now and on friday we didn't have this. moving along and staking a look at interstate 880 north and southbound. the traffic is moving nicely. we have seen mor
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Oct 17, 2013 10:00pm PDT
wondered if another strike would come, now they're wondering how long it will last. christien kafton, ktvu news. >>> it's been 3-1/2 months since the last b.a.r.t. strike. trains idled at the b.a.r.t. yard for more than four days. workers decided to drive to work causing huge back ups. according to the chamber of commerce, that four day strike cost the regional economy more than $200 million in lost productivity. and extra delays put 1,600 pounds of carbon dioxide in the air every day. >>> we're told five and 15 buses will run from each of the five east bay locations. the service is from 5:00 to 9:00 in the morning. the buses will drop off passengers in san francisco. return trips will leave between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. if the strike goes into the weekend, b.a.r.t. says it plans to run three buses to and from each of the same locations in the morning and evening. >>> ac transit will not be on strike after governor brown ordered a board. ferries will also expected to be packed with commuters tomorrow. they will operate 12 boats instead of the usual eight. that means it can ferry 12,000 passen
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Oct 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
. tara moriarty, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> about an hour ago, this crowd gathered behind closed gates and riders say they up early to take advantage of the limited service only to learn trains are still not up and running. within the hour by about 6 a.m., bart hopes to have train running on limited service. rt staffing all in place. janine is talking to riders at the station you are looking at. she's going to have a live report at 5:30.. >> time 5:04. we continue our team coverage on the big problems. alex savage joining us live from the bart work yard in hayward. late breaking development. what's going on out there, alex? >> reporter: we are seeing more and more trains moving out here at the work yard. and i can tell you i've seen quite a few bart train operators arriving at work. i'm asking them why service is not up and running. there are a couple issues here. a lot of the trains are scattered around the system and that's out of place. they also say they are here at the work yard where we are and they are having to do a lot of the safety checks before they can start moving them. le
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Oct 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
coverage for you this morning. ktvu alex savidge covering the special buses running across the bay area this morning. janine de la vega they are watching the riders taking ac transit. we begin with tara moriarty who is covering the strike and the failed contract talks. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. union leader held a press conference about an hour ago. he talked about how he was plus straited with bart's general manager grace crunican. he question the her ability to do her job. this has been a very frustratings end to six -- frustrating end to six months of labor talks. the federal mediator emerged with no contract. the unions say they agreed with bart on pay, health, benefits. the union said workers rights would be stripped. and called bart's move a switch. >> they came up with a poison pill to say yes, we have reached in concept agreement on economics which was the main issues earlier that bart was focusing on. and we were focusing on. now we have to change your contract. we have to change work rules. and we need changes that effect the daily work of the workers. bef
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Oct 16, 2013 5:00am PDT
questions surrounding the fast moving flames. it's all head on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. once again seems like deja vu. once again a live picture outside the caltrans headquarters building where negotiations went late into the night, early into the morning. so a lot of people went to bed not knowing what's going o. there is no bart strike. trains are rolling today. but no deal as well. the negotiations will continue a little later on this morning. and we are following all the very latest developments. we'll get to that in just a moment. thank you for waking up with us wednesday morning, october 16. i'm pam cook. >>> i'm brian flores in for dave clark. let's get your day started with weather and traffic. steve, just gorgeous out there. >>> it is indeed. we have one more really nice day. it will still be nice as we go into friday and the weekend but there's a system coming down from the pacific northwest which will give us a cooldown tomorrow. today, though, fog still off the coast so it's clear. cool for some. warm for others. 40s, 50s to 60. a 19-degree spread be
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Oct 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
uncertainty leaves riders in limbo, there's another potential headache for commuters. ktvu news channel 2 morning news continues. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. we want to take you tout to out to the fremont b.a.r.t. station this morning the the good news is b.a.r.t. training are running. a lot of people may have gone ahead with plan b because they went to bed not knowing whether or not b.a.r.t. was going to go on strike. the negotiations were continuing throughout the night. we're going to get an update on where they stand right now in just a moment. thank you for waking up with us. it's tuesday october 15th. i'm pam cook. >> i'm brian flores in for dave clark. lets get your day started with weather and traffic. during the break did i hear you say beach day? >> it's about as good as it gets. we're going 85 in santa cruz today. but anywhere you want to go, i don't care, ocean beach, stinson beach in the 70s. clear skies, a little cold for some mainly inland. not too bad on the coast, they're getting a puff of a
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Oct 15, 2013 5:00am PDT
running later this week. it's all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. welcome back. we are live outside the caltrans building in oakland where b.a.r.t. negotiations are still going on right now. they passed through that midnight deadline. we heard from a spokesperson at 1:00 this morning saying they would continue to negotiate through the night. so we are all hopeful that that means that they will emerge with a deal. let's just hope that we don't have to keep waiting everybody going to bed at night, and it's very stressful for people wondering how they're going to get to work. it is tuesday october 15th. i'm pam cook. >> good morning everybody. i'm brian flores in for dave clark today. let's get your tuesday started with weather and traffic. meteorologist steve paulson. how are you doing? >> i'm doing great. we have clear skies. it's going to be another nice day, a little cold out there for some. sunshine on the way, and warmer temps. we get a little bit of that offshore b
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Oct 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
morning, but again, it has not been an easy experience for passengers. ktvu's tara moriarty is at the walnut creek station where people showed up bright and early to catch a train only to be told to turn around. tara? >> reporter: the last train that pulled out of here was jam packed. there was barely any room on it here leaving out of the walnut creek station. a huge roller coaster of emotions for people. they were told at 4:00 this morning, the strike is over. you will be allowed to get on the train and then they were told, you know what? the trains aren't gonna run until 6:00. so a lot of exaspiration and then the gates opened once again. folks scrambled inside to catch the first train a few minutes past 6:00. many commuters listen late to work because service was supposed to kick in at 4:00. low staffing levels prevented them from operations. many riders scuttled across the parking lot for the buses into san francisco. one rider missed all of the drama earlier. he walked into the station and onto a train. >> it's a mess. i don't -- it's ridiculous. i feel like they are asking for
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Oct 23, 2013 5:00am PDT
we are live in santa rosa christien kafton ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a ban on high capacity ammunition magazines have been approved by the san francisco board of supervisors. its already illegal to buy, sell, or carry high capacity magazines under a law that took effect 13 years ago. but that ban does not apply to ammo magazines bought before the law went into effect. anyone who has a magazine that can hold ten bullets you have 90 days to turn it into police or be guilty of a misdemeanor. >>> brian flores joins us now to tell us what federal investigators will be doing during that track shut down. brian. >> reporter: yeah. as part of the ntsb investigation to figure out exactly what happened when two bart workers were killed on the tracks last weekend. key question is how speed played a role in this. behind me just a reminder of how dangerous it is for those bart workers to work on the tracks on a daily basis. in terms of riders this morning, this afternoon as well, bart service between the lafayette station and pleasant hill will be temporarily halted for three hours as inv
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Oct 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT
oakland patti lee ktvu channel 2 news. >> reporter: this evening you can see from news chopper 2 of traffic clogging up. as for casual car pooling and passengers said catching a ride was surprisingly easy. >> it is pretty good, i waited in line for 15 minutes but it is like -- if you see someone vallejo, you got to flag them down. >> if call volume jumps fro usual of 200 to 300. people again lining up around 4 a.m. at the walnut creek bart station to board the free charter busses going into san francisco. the lines were long at time but the last stop in the morning were only half full. >>> steve glazer launched his drive last month after the first bart strike. >> they can still collectively bargain worker management and trying to work things out. if they cannot at the bargaining table, they cannot make the riders responsible for their failure. >> glazer says he's visited all 44 bart stations over the past months, so far no dem lawmakers of the bay area signed an ordeal. >>> this is what it looked like in alameda this morning, extra boats were brought into accommodate all the passeng
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Oct 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
bargaining table. live in oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the time is 4:31. more computers are hitting the water to avoid traffic during this bart strike. yesterday there were almost double the amount of riders as usual. by the end of the morning more than 1900 people had hopped on board. on friday the ferries carried about 7200 passengers which is almost three times the usual amount. cal trans has expanded car pool hours for the expectation of more people being on the roads. some hov lanes will be open until 12:00 to believe i-880 from san jose to the bay bridge. and 680 to 580. the same applies to highway 92 in hayward, highway 84 in fremont, and major toll plazas expect for the golden gate. a new app is available to help solve drivers commute issues during the bart strike. it matches up user profiles to help with car poolers. commuters may not be able to take bart, but they do have the option of takes a charter bus. the transit agency is providing buses for people heading to san francisco. coming up at 4:45 janine de la vega will be live in fremont with where you can fin
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Oct 21, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, ktvu channel 2 news. >> commuters who could started their trip back to the east bay earlier this evening. they started lining up at the terminal hours ago. they're waiting for busses to take them back over the bay bridge. today, commuters have more of an idea of where to get the busses but many are saying they have to leave hours earlier than usual. >> i left at 6:00, and it was two hours on the bus. on the bus two hours is too much. >> the san francisco community system is also dealing with a big increase of passengers. the bart strike is having an effect on businesses around some bart stations. in oakland's rockridge neighborhood, one coffee shop owner says he's seen a drop in customers coming in for morning coffee and a bite to eat. in the evening, a grocery store operator told us he's not seen the usual run of people picking up food for dinner on the way home. his business continues to slump and may have to take some employees off the schedule until the strike ends. >>> today was the first day of karma car pooling. the hub is the walnut creek bart station. but more locations
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Oct 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT
coverage. ktvu's janine de la vega talked to commuters frustrated over being kept in limbo because of the strike threat. we begin with sal castanedo who joins us live from outside of the building where negotiations are set to resume shortly. good afternoon, sal. >> reporter: tori, good afternoon. we've seen people show up now so some of the negotiators are on their way back. b.a.r.t. and its unions say there's a sign of hope that they can avert a strike, the threat of which has kept commuters guessing for the last few days. union and b.a.r.t. negotiators stayed up all night and finally called it quits at 5:30 this morning without an agreement. b.a.r.t. and the labor unions are still stuck on pay and benefits but have been discussing work rules and employee safety. yesterday, unions were threatening to strike today. the midnight deadline came and went. but apparently enough progress was made to keep the union from calling for a strike. the late notice frustrated many commuters who went to bed without knowing if trains would run in the morning. at 5:30 this morning, the federal gover
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Oct 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT
re-enactment is over. we're live in walnut creek, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. >>> san alameda county judge has ordered -- an alameda county judge has ordered a 60- day cooling off period between a.c. transit and the unions. gr. brown requested -- go brown requested the cooling-off period to examine the issues involved. >> i find that based on the commissions that if there is a threatened or actual strike or lockout it significantly -- it will significantly disrupt service and i will be granting this. >> the unions and a.c. transit did not oppose the cooling-off period. they continue to -- to goat -- negotiate. >>> two sonoma county sheriff deputies are on leave today after shooting and killing a young teen they say was carrying a very realistic- looking toy gun. christien kafton tells us friends are identifying the teen and then say he was no threat. >> reporter: he friends say 13- year-old andy lopez is dead after sonoma county sheriff deputies mistook a toy gun for a real assault rifle and shot the teen. at about 3:00 yesterday afternoon, two deputies
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Oct 16, 2013 4:30am PDT
seen locally in more than 30 years. >> it's all ahead here on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. . >>> good morning, everybody. no bart strike again today. once again, an announcement did not come until late last night. this is a live picture outside the cal trans building in oakland, where negotiations will resume once again later this morning. >> i'm hearing people are getting a little tired of this. >> yeah, a lot of people. >> most people out and about. >>> thank you for joining us. it is wednesday, october 16th. i'm pam cook. >> good morning, everybody. i'm brian flores. before we go to coverage on the bart negotiations, let's check in on weather and traffic. steve, i never made it to the beach yesterday. it would have been a good day to go. >> 88 in santa cruz, you should have gone! >> let's go today. >> car's running, pam. we do have clear skies, fog trying to form offshore. i think it runs into way too much resistance. there's still an easterly breeze from about, oh, sunset district and then down towards forth funson. unless that reverses itself, it will be another warm
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Oct 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >>> good morning, we are looking at san francisco this morning. we're out talking with commuters, people who are trying to find another way to get to work. and it's not easy. it's very crowded out there. we're going to have all of your commuting options, team coverage from our reporters this morning. thank you for joining us. luckily it's friday. >> luckily, yes. >> it is october 18. i'm pam cook. >> i'm brian flores in for dave clark. steve paulson is here. it's going to be sunny today. >> psun over the bay and roaring down the coast. forecast headlines, talk about a cooler pattern today. sunny inland but fog or sun for the weekend. looks quite until thursday next week. we could get a little system. coast and much much cooler this morning. mostly sunny, nice to warm, a little cooler coast and bay, mild to warm inland. 30s to 40s to right at 50. san francisco running about 9 degrees cooler than they were at this time yesterday. that's a big change instead of 79 or 80 degrees, 68 today. there's low clouds and a westerly breeze. otherwise, fog, but
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Oct 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. these are live pictures. this is the hayward bart work yard. the trains are getting ready to start rolling this morning. there have been delays this morning but we're told limited service will be available for you this morning on bart. they hope to have full service this afternoon. ktvu's alex savage is out there. we have live team coverage. sal and everybody else covering this for you. welcome to tuesday. it is october 22nd . i'm dave clark. >> i'm maureen naylor. >> cool, cold for others. a little band of high clouds zipping through. a lot of fog out there and the warm air is squashing the fog. we have reduced visibility and thick fog until 9:00. thick fog out there. it will still be warm inland. some areas are very warm. especially out towards clear lake. cool to cold by the teaches. 50s. hazy sunshine. 70s and 80s. a lot of 40s here. reduced visibility from san jose to santa rosa. san francisco who had 80s last week. 50s. 59. and a brisk 49 right now. a lot of low s all over the place. there's a
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Oct 15, 2013 10:00pm PDT
now reporting live from oakland, jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and stay with us for continuing coverage. we will bring you developments during this newscast as well as twitter and on ktvu.com. plus the morning news will get started a half hour early once again tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. >>> a horrifying ordeal for a father in san francisco tonight. police say a woman jumped into his suv with his two small children inside then drove off leaving that mother screaming and yelling for help. fortunately the which i know were -- the children were found in the suv a few moments later and both were unharmed. the incident started on 27th and fulsome. family members say the children where are in the backseat when the woman jumped into the drive's seat and took off. she has not been found. a witness described her as a white woman, very pail with burgundy colored hair. >>> a desperate search is under way in the south bay tonight to find two teenage sisters who disappeared on sunday night. some 30 volunteers passed out hundreds of fliers this afternoon around san jose. emily dorsage a
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Oct 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
this morning. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >> good morning. you are looking live at the memorial that now sits along the fence near the bart tracks between lafayette and pleasant hill. all in remembrance of the two bart workers killed. the ntsb investigation is now under way and today the tracks will be shut down for a few hours as part of that investigation. brian flores will have more on that in a minute. >>> good morning. it is wednesday, october 23rd i'm dave clark. >> and i'm claudine wong in for pam cook. let's get a quick look at your weather and traffic. steve has been trying to warm it up a little bit. steve, i will say the fall temperatures are nice. >> it gets warm but it cools down pretty fast. we do have a lot of fog out there. if you are by the coast, its not getting very warm. 50s for many. low cloud deck and fog equals a dense fog advisory until 11:00. there is a lot of fog. thick fog. reduced visibility. it could be lousy to zero. very quiet here. just nothing changing. dense fog and clearing slowly to the coast. back over the bay. by friday a low will a
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Oct 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, everybody. turning out to be a very busy morning on this thursday. i'm brian flores. dave clark has the morning off. >> i'm pam cook. we are tracking a huge apartment complex fire. it is so intense. quickly grown to six alarms. we understand there are injuries at the scene. this is on woodside road near union avenue. live with a closer view of the fire fight. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the smoke is strong here. if you look here , you can see it's so much black smoke. really an inferno raging down below. we've been told this fire is definitely not under control. it has grown to 6 alarms since it has first erupted at about 5:15 this morning. the good news is that we're hearing they've gotten everybody out of the building. but, again, that's still not -- still not sure. it's just their belief. to get more information on injuries, we're joined by fire marshal jim polizi. what can you tell me the status of injuries and what's going on here? >> well, we know of four injuries as of this interview. on
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Oct 20, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. ktvu's cara liu is live with new information about federal investigators. >>> but we begin with deborah villalon. >> reporter: at the same time the unions have been suing b.a.r.t. to keep managers from even driving trains. so the acrimony and accident overlap. a candle in one hand, picket signs on the other. the fractures reality at b.a.r.t. a work force wrecked by conflicting emotion. >> this is something that we are just totally totally horrified by. >> reporter: union leaders call for mourning but before b.a.r.t.'s catastrophe, management was talking about talking again. now they wonder if the tragedy changes anything or changes everything. >> i think it's time to stop fighting and become a family again. because we will be a family again. it seems like we're fighting and at odds. >> you can't hear the train when you're on the tracks, they call it the silent killer. >> wonderful man, he was extremely safe about everything. >> reporter: inspector chris strickland died not far from saturday's accident. because he had not been told trains were being transferred that day. >> just as gym's
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Oct 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
13- year-old playing with a toy gun. ktvu's christien kafton is at the scene of the shooting to give us details on exactly what happened. >> reporter: yeah, this whole incident unfolded here near moreland and west robles avenue in santa rosa. take a look on the ground. you can see the spray painted outline of where the sheriff's cruiser was stopped and what appeared to be markings where evidence landed yesterday, possibly shell casings from that officer-involved shooting here. the press democrat, again, reporting that the person shot here was a 13-year-old boy who lived in the neighborhood and now we're getting word from the neighborhood about the boy in question. now, investigators say it all happened at about 3:00 yesterday afternoon. they say the officers were on routine patrol, saw a person with what appeared to be a gun and called for backup. the sheriff's office say they repeatedly ordered to put down the gun. when he refused, they opened fire and collapsed. it was a replica rifle and officers found a replica handgun tucked into his waistband as well. he was pronounced dead at
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Oct 17, 2013 5:00am PDT
. ktvu's tara moriarty outside the building waiting for word. hopefully, wouldn't that be nice if we got a deal sometime in the next hour or so? but we have had a couple of people, we have seen a couple of people come out, stretch their legs. it's quite a marathon negotiation session and we are keeping an eye on that. >>> thank you for joining us. thursday, also known as friday eve, brian would say, october 17th. i am pam cook cook. >> i am brian flores. dave clark has the day off today. let's get a look at weather and traffic. steve paulsen is here. sunny this whole week? >> no doubt about it. some fog is trying to make a little bit of a push, but it's going more north to south than it is west to east. but so far the wind barbs, if you will, be showing an offshore breeze. nice to warm. maybe a slight cooldown by the coast instead of those 80s, more 70s. high pressure doesn't want to let go right now. that's for sure. it might back off a little bit, but not before we have temperatures close to yesterday's readings. 40s for some. 59 in san francisco. so there is another -- there you go. t
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Oct 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
now reporting live from oakland, jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and stay with us for continuing coverage. we will bring you developments during this newscast as well as twitter and on ktvu.com. plus the morning news will get started a half hour early once again tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. >>> a horrifying ordeal for a father in san francisco tonight. police say a woman jumped into his suv with his two small children inside then drove off leaving that mother screaming and yelling for help. fortunately the which i know were -- the children were found in the suv a few moments later and both were unharmed. the incident started on 27th and fulsome. family members say the children where are in the backseat when the woman jumped into the drive's seat and took off. she has not been found. a witness described her as a white woman, very pail with burgundy colored hair. >>> a desperate search is under way in the south bay tonight to find two teenage sisters who disappeared on sunday night. some 30 volunteers passed out hundreds of fliers this afternoon around san jose. emily dorsage a
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Oct 16, 2013 10:00pm PDT
7. president obama already signed it, but as ktvu's heather holmes tells us now, the only a short term solution. >> reporter: the good news? no historic default. the bad news? it's only for a few months and there are no guarantees republicans and democrats will be able to bridge the rest. tonight's last minute legislative deal brings the government and yosemite national park back to life. >> this is pain inflicted on our nation for no good reason. we can't make the same mistake again. >> reporter: the house and senate negotiated for the agreement, to end the tense political stand off, lift the debt limit, and provide back pay to furloughed workers. >> this has been a long, challenging few weeks for congress and for the country. >> reporter: the deal does not include any major changes to president obama's healthcare law which fueled conservative opposition. >> this it is far less than many of us had hoped for. but it's far better than some had sought. >> reporter: president obama applauded the down to the wire deal that reopens federal agencies and averts a financial crisis. >> we
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